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CSU game show celebrates first-in-family degree students

Monday, 18 Sep 2017

2013 Bathurst graduates_red-goldA game show devised to celebrate students who are the first in their families to attend university will be staged at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst on Tuesday evening 19 September.

Ms Kara King, FirstDegree Program Lead in the CSU Office for Students, said, "The Game Show Extravaganza will celebrate an inclusive Charles Sturt University community, promote a sense of belonging, and increase awareness of the first-in-family experience.

"This interactive show will see 10 teams of Charles Sturt University staff and students pitted against each other in rounds of trivia, physical tasks, and fast-paced questions.

"The format of the show will visit elements of TV game show favourites such as Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud."

The game show has been devised by the CSU FirstDegree Program and students enrolled in the Communications Event Management subject. It will be hosted by CSU theatre/media lecturer Mr Dan Aubin, special guest, CSU alumna and Australian comedian Ms Penny Greenhalgh, and current CSU student Mr Nick Everard.

The Game Show Extravaganza will be held in the Rafters Bar (in building 1413) on Bathurst campus from 6pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday 19 September. The venue will accommodate up to 200 audience members, and in addition event live-streaming will allow online and remote students to interact with participants by commenting and contributing during the event. Live streaming and interacting are via the FirstDegree Facebook page.

Tickets are $5 with all money going to CSU Give for future scholarships. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online and on campus. Pre-event ticket buyers will go into the running for a major lucky door prize.

For more information and to watch the live-stream, visit the FirstDegree Facebook page - search @FirstDegreeCSU

The FirstDegree Program is part of the CSU Office for Students led by Professor Julia Coyle, and is a HEPPP funded program to support students who are the first in their family to attend university.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.

For further details please contact Ms Kara King, FirstDegree Program Lead, CSU Office for Students on (02) 6338 6190.

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